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enables generosity and courage that enables us generosity and courage that enables us to see other people's point of view. and i would also like to say the generosity and courage that would enable other people to state oui’ would enable other people to state our point of view as well. it is by cooperating only that our world can go forward. by attacking each other, either in words or with weapons or even with emotions will not help us. heat and fear —— hate and fear are the main scourges of our word. all conflict arise either out of hate or out of fear. it is only by removing the sources of hate and fear that we shall be able to remove conflict from our country and from our word. as you know, there are many allegations. i have not gone into
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any of them, because it is not my purpose to promote and encourage conflict, whether of ideas or of arms, but to try to promote harmony and understanding. i hope you will understand it and join us in our endeavour. as i said earlier, this isa endeavour. as i said earlier, this is a diplomatic briefings. this was intended to keep the members of our diplomatic community, the representatives of our friends from all over the world, in touch with what we are trying to do. but in some ways, it is more than just a diplomatic reefing. it is an appeal to all of those who wish myanmar well, an appeal to help us to achieve the ends that i think you would agree are desirable, notjust
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for this particular country, but for countries all over the world. thank you. thank you, excellency. myanmar‘s de facto leader addressing the country on a televised address regarding the crisis in rakhine state. the nobel laureate has been criticised for her near silence regarding the rohingya crisis. the security crackdown that followed by the military has been called an ethnic cleansing by the united nations. aung san suu kyi said she is concerned to hear of a number of muslims fleeing to bangladesh and
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condemned any human rights violations that have created because of the crisis. our south east asia correspondentjoins us now. condemnation, and aung san suu kyi says she wants to take up the plan put to her to try and end the crisis. one does wonder why it has taken her so long to say all of this? yes, one does wonder. even in this? yes, one does wonder. even in this speech, there is an air of unreality which she didn't address at all, that is the evidence of clear destruction of villages by the military and the tacit endorsement of the security forces. that was never even mentioned. she tried to stress the fact that 50% of muslim communities have stayed in myanmar, we know that some of those are
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absolutely terrified, they want to leave but cannot. she has not addressed the real problems. she has claimed there were no clearance operations or clashes since september, and i can still see villages being burnt right along the coast of mongol since i got here. those terrorist operations are obviously ongoing. she is denying the reality of what is going on. she also claimed that people had access to health and education, however we injure people have been denied that. that has been going on for the last five years —— rohingya people. she clearly wa nts five years —— rohingya people. she clearly wants to address the long—term problems, but the reality on the ground is one of the worst forced movements of population that
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we have seen in recent times. that was not addressed. talking about poor communities suffering, no real acknowledgement of what has driven these rohingyas, bringing such human rights abuse stories to the country. they have confirmed they are sending large amounts of aid to refugees in bangladesh, but it is not getting through. you think anything may change there? -- do you think? i am sure it will. this humanitarian operation has been unusually slow. we often ask within days why it has not reached the area, it is difficult and they need safe and reliable ways to distribute assistance. these people are all over, beside the trees and woods. it does take time to scale up an operation like this. for political
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reasons, because the un has been excluded from this problem in the past, it has been unusually and probably unacceptably slow to get the operation going. thank you for joining us, much more on aung san suu kyi's national address on the plight of rohingya muslims fleeing, which has been described as an ethnic cleansing by the united nations, on the programme. hurricane maria has strengthened to the maximum category five as it bears down on the leeward islands in the eastern caribean. ferocious winds and heavy rain are expected to hit dominica and the us and british virgin islands in the coming hours. many caribbean islands were already devastated earlier this month by hurricane irma. sarah corker reports. the french island of martinique has already been battered
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by strong winds. hurricane maria is strengthening rapidly and this is just the start. packing winds of more than 200 kilometres per hour and torrential rains, residents on the east coast are being told to leave. coming hot on the heels of hurricane irma, the caribbean is braced for more fury and misery. on st kitts, they are preparing for the worst. we know that the winds are going to be quite strong. we are expecting the seas to get up to around 20 feet, they are on high alert, as it were. us forecasters say maria is a potentially catastrophic harry kane. this is the predicted route. —— hurricane. this is the route maria
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is expected to take, moving roughly along the same route as irma. the president of dominica took to facebook to write: many islands are recovering the devastation caused by irma, a category five hurricane which left at least 37 people dead. drains are blocked and forecasters are warning of life—threatening floods and mudslides. in the virgin islands, people are preparing again. building houses, everything has been devastated.” preparing again. building houses, everything has been devastated. i am just trying to be as patient as possible, it is hard not to give up. elsewhere in puerto rico, residents
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are stocking up on essentials, as it is predicted to strengthen in the coming days. jeremy cooke reports from the british virgin islands. it isa it is a race against time, battening down, waiting for the storm to come. the fear and forecast is that hurricane maria is about to sweep through these already devastated islands. what happens next feels like a low blow. for francine, it is all too much. all the shelters are full. this is devastation. i have different shoes, i can't find any
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clothes, we really need help. a lot of people are suffering. are you strong enough to take this again? we are not. but what can we do? just hope and pray. it is terrible. we don't know what to do. i believe that when this happens, we have to face it. we wish you all the best. good luck. thank you so much. the harsh reality is that all the tons of debris cannot be fixed down or made safe before the next hurricane is due to hit. the last thing these communities need. they have been trying to make some sense of what is total chaos. with wind is now predicted to again top 100 mph, every piece of wood and plastic, and
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these metal roofing sheets, become potentially deadly airborne missiles. adding to the problems, drains are blocked with debris. more flooding seems inevitable. frightening times with this other horror came, and they? yes, dad and me, iam horror came, and they? yes, dad and me, i am frightened —— horror came, and they? yes, dad and me, iam frightened —— hurricane horror came, and they? yes, dad and me, i am frightened —— hurricane —— aren't they? —— yes, i am very frightened. there are a lot of things that could go wrong. everyone is trying to prepare, there are thousands of citizens facing their second potentially devastating hurricane in as many weeks.
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apologies for the strange thing that happened with the pictures there. sally is here with all the business news. china is the world's second biggest economy, trailing only the united states, and could well become number one in the next decade. but as it stands large chunks of it are off limits to foreigners because of restrictions over what they are allowed to own. but that is changing with the chinese government looking at how it can attract more investment from overseas and that is what's behind an important meeting of china's central bank which is taking place today. that meeting of the people's bank of china is looking at the financial services industry which at around a0 trillion dollars is one of the most valuable sectors of the economy for companies both inside and outside of china. un figures suggest over the last few years there's been a trend of growing foreign direct investment in china —— despite it falling to 133.7 billion dollars last year. while the finance industry
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is still subject to restrictions many parts of the chinese economy are open to foreign trade with little regulation — particularly in the 11 trial free trade zones dotted around the country. and some of the areas where china's government wants more investment from abroad include electric vehicle manufacturing, ship design, aircraft maintenance and the railways. american toy giant toys r us could announce plans to file for bankruptcy imminently according to various reports. the company has been hit by downgrades from credit rating agencies and is struggling with around $400 million of debt. it's yet another example of the grim reality that traditional retailers face as they are shaken up by ecommerce competitors like amazon. sales at the company —which was founded in the post world war two baby boom — have been slipping for a while.
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the news has caused shares in some of its major suppliers to fall. shares in mattel fell more than 6% in us trade, while monopoly maker hasbro lost 2%. we'll be keeping across the story today — keep up to date on our website and on our business live page. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter, i'm @sallybundockbbc. sally will also bejoining me
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sally will also be joining me from the news review later —— for. sally will also bejoining me from the news review later —— stay with us on bbc news, still to come: all about africa: we meet the winner of the 2017 komla dumor award forjournalism. when i got the call, i remember i was at work. 30 hours after the earthquake that devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. there are people alive and there is people not alive. we just can help with whatever we have. it looked as though they had come to fight a war. but their mission is to bring peace to east timor and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case has been
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forcefully presented by mr badinter, the justice minister. he has campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton has spent much of her time at this grotto, and every year, hundreds of pilgrimages are made here. now that she has become a saint, it is expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businessmen regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is bbc news. the latest headlines — myanmar is facing mounting pressure over the plight of rohingya muslims. in the last hour, the country's leader, aung san suu kyi, condemned human rights violations in rakhine state and said she will allow the refugees to return. hurricane maria has made landfall in the eastern caribbean. the category 5 storm could cause catastrophic damage
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across the region. president trump will be taking to the podium for his maiden address to the united nations general assembly later today. the speech he will give has been described by us ambassador to the un nikki haley as delivering slaps and hugs to the right people. he is expected to focus on north korea and the iranian nuclear deal all with the us perspective in mind. barbara plett usher reports from new york. another new us president making his debut at the united nations. the last time this happened, there was anticipation. this time, it's more like trepidation. wariness of the man who has denounced the un as utterly incompetent and has threatened to slash funding. but mr trump's tone was more conciliatory and heckling as hejoined and heckling as he joined forces with the un sit very general true promote reform. we commend the secretary general and his call for
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the united nations to focus more on people and less on bureaucracy. and the secretary general made a point of speaking language that mr trump understood. our shared objective is that when he first century you when more people, less on process, value for money. perhaps more than any other president, donald trump has put the un in his crosshairs but at heart, he remains a new york businessman, a dealmaker, and him un isa businessman, a dealmaker, and him un is a place where deals are made. the us has done a deal on north korea at the security council, imposing the tightest of the sanctions. the continuing threat from its nuclear weapons will feature in the president's speech. as well harsh words for iran's political leadership, but mr trump will get little support here at the un for his attempts to unravel that nuclear deal. i was a guest at the steel day, at one of the best parades i have ever seen. he masked tensions
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over the decision to pull out of the paris climate accord. seen by many as putting america first at the expense of the planet. the president finished his first day at the un basking in the glow of common agendas, a meeting with latin american leaders to discuss the crisis invite —— venezuela. when he ta kes to crisis invite —— venezuela. when he takes to the podium later today, he is expected to promote international cooperation, but on his nationalist terms. his central message will be to make the united nations great, he said, riffing on his campaign theme, not great again. just great. ryanair has published a full list of the flights being cancelled over the next six weeks after admitting it's "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays. thousands of passengers were left stranded at the weekend and the company is facing a compensation bill of more than £17 million, as tom burridge reports. ryanair has rya nair has been ryanair has been anything but
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satisfying for the huge number of people whose flights have been cancelled. we have had to pay out hundreds of pounds extra to book a new flight. the communication has been absolutely atrocious. we don't even know what it has been cancelled will stop we arejust it has been cancelled will stop we are just really desperate to get home now. ryanair claims it made m ista kes home now. ryanair claims it made mistakes when allocating leave for its pilots. it says it will refund all passengers will rebook them on to other flights and pay compensation, potentially to those due to fly within the next two weeks. when people are talking to ryanair, we would expect that they are fully compliant with all their legal duties, so they are really clear about the compensation owed, what expenses you will get and when
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you actually get to fly. ryanair denies it has a shortage of pilots after some left tojoin denies it has a shortage of pilots after some left to join its denies it has a shortage of pilots after some left tojoin its rival, norwegian. ryanair flies more after some left tojoin its rival, norwegian. ryanairflies more people around europe than any other airline, but it has more unhappy customers now. russian president vladimir putin is at the luga training ground to watch the next stage of zapad. these fictitious war games are taking place in and around belarus. part of a large—scale joint military exercise by russia and belarus, it's one of russia's biggest military exercises since it annexed crimea from ukraine in 2014. the bbc‘s steve rosenberg is in northern russia. here in northern russia, the russian army is under attack from so—called illegal armed groups and the russians are hitting back with all they've got with the air force, with artillery and with infantry. this is artillery and with infantry. this is a huge military exercise, code—named zapad twiggy 17. a huge military exercise, code—named za pad twiggy 17. that a huge military exercise, code—named zapad twiggy17. that means west. it is an exercise which happens every
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four years, a joint manoeuvre between russia and belarus. vladimir putin attended the exercise and he has been monitoring the war came from the command post. now, russia insists that this exercise is all about defence are not attack, and not april you'd to an invasion of europe. but with russia and nato locked into what feels like a new cold war, suddenly in the west, there is a lot of suspicion about russia's intend she is —— intentions will stop governments in the baltic states are concerned about these military exercises. there was even some suggestion they could use them as cover to move extra equipment into belarus. the russians deny that. there is also a difference in opinion about the numbers of troops. russia insists there are no more than 13,000 soldiers taking part in this exercise. nato believes that
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the number is much higher than that. today, the bbc can reveal the winner of the 2017 komla dumor award for african journalists. the award recognises talent from across the african continent. this year's winner is amina yuguda, a reporter and presenterfrom yola in northern nigeria. according to thejudges, she stood out from the crowd because of her tenacity and superb story telling ability. amina tells us more about herself. when i got the call, i was at work andi when i got the call, i was at work and i can tell you that from that point, my life changed. and ijust kept pacing up and down. everyone around me knew something was up, but i was so excited, i couldn't say anything to anyone. ijust kept... i was restless. i admit —— walked out of my office, i screamed... i had to let it out of me somehow. i was
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screaming and then i called my mum, that was the first thing i did. i called my mansion was also so happy, she was screaming. i am surprised they didn't get a heart attack at that point because i was so excited. i have never been that happy in my whole life. i think it was destined for me to be a journalist because might earlier memories about myself, i have always been very curious and inquisitive. in fact, the first words i learned age five was the words i learned age five was the word inquisitive. this was because i kept asking my mum questions. she would say to me, you are so inquisitive. i would ask again, what is the meaning of inquisitive western market was part of my character. it was a beautiful experience for me, the first time, i had this thrill the first time i was on air. i am sort of introverted naturally, but i found that when i was in front of the camera, ijust lost all of my reservations and
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became another person for the camera. there are a lot of challenges and for me, the major one i noticed is me being a woman, being female because we are sort of conservative, so sometimes i have had people say to me, you shouldn't be... so much in the public eye. some people think, i don't want to ta ke some people think, i don't want to take orders from a woman. i still get a lot of that. sometimes some people would not want to work with you because you're a woman in a thing, i know than she does. in the day to day business ofjournalism, for me, its most that people underestimate me, but i always prove them wrong. coming up, we have the latest business news will stop sally will be joining business news will stop sally will bejoining me to look business news will stop sally will be joining me to look at stories and how they are covered around the
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world by other news organisations. don't go away. tuesday promises to be the better day of the working week. a bridge of high pressure building in. things look quieter. a chilly start my view. this is the weather friend which brought the overnight rain. that is clearing off what it could bring a few showers across the start of the morning. mr involve around. some of it quite dense through cheshire into the west midlands and across central southern areas. temperatures starting off at around nine to 11 degrees for many. there will be plenty of sunshine, light wind from the north—west. the map is lit up golden with all that sunshine even as far north as a scotland as well. a little but also in china crossed eastern parts of northern ireland but cloud thickening up
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across the west. that is because we have a weather front making inroads of the atlantic gradually through the day. elsewhere, sunshine will persist in the morning. there will bea persist in the morning. there will be a little bit of cloud bubbling up here and there, maybe an isolated shower, but is to this state drive. light wind and sunshine, 17 or 18 degrees. the clouds will continue to pick up across northern island of weather front which will move in. you can see it is windy across western areas. we lose the ridge of high pressure. what it is doing is pulling up some mild airfrom the south. things are going to be getting a little warm as the week wears on. wednesday, it is the eastern half of the country which will fare best. that is sunshine and feel quite warm as well. across the west, the weather system moving in bringing heavy rain across northern ireland, western scotland into wales and the south—west of england. 16 to 19 degrees. on thursday, but whether
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front 19 degrees. on thursday, but whether fro nt m oves 19 degrees. on thursday, but whether front moves its way east. quite a lot of rain falling, especially the south—west, into wales and south—western parts of scotland. quite warm, sunny again across the south—east. it had across the atla ntic to south—east. it had across the atlantic to the major hurricane which is battling the caribbean at the moment. hurricane maria is a major hurricane. the camera before, ploughing through part in setting up order rico and the virgin islands. this is bbc world news, the headlines. myanmar is facing mounting pressure over the plight of rohingya muslims. in the last hour, the country's leader aung san suu kyi condemned human rights violations in rakhine state and said she will allow rohingya refugees to return. a powerful hurricane has made landfall in the eastern caribbean. the us national hurricane centre says hurricane maria is a potentially catastrophic category five storm, with sustained winds of 260 kilometres an hour. ryanair has published a full list
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of the flights being cancelled over the next six weeks, after admitting it's messed up the planning of pilot holidays. thousands of passengers were left stranded at the weekend
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